sustainable happiness

Sustainable Happiness: How to Find Contentment That Will Last

Most of us have been taught to believe that happiness is linked to our accomplishments. We think, “I’ll be happy when I get married” or “I’ll be more satisfied at work when I get a promotion.” We are convinced we’ll find … Read More

Looking for a More Meaningful Life? Start Here.

What is your reason for getting up in the morning? What inspires you to be the best version of yourself? In essence, what gives your life meaning? Scientists have looked closely at the sources of meaning in life and have tried to make … Read More

3 Ways to Approach New Opportunities with Excitement Instead of Fear

An opportunity comes up at work. You know it’s what you want. You know you can bring value to your organization. But if you’re like many people, the excitement soon melts into fear. Catastrophic thoughts and images intrude your mental space, … Read More

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who … Read More

4 Conflict Resolution Skills

Conflict triggers strong emotions and can lead to hurt feelings, disappointment, and discomfort. When handled in an unhealthy manner, it can cause irreparable rifts, resentments, and breakups. But when conflict is resolved in a healthy way, it increases our understanding … Read More

Your ROAD-MAP to Strengths Use

When you are exploring your character strengths or attempting to help someone connect more with their own, it is useful to have some guideposts. In other words, everyone needs a “road map” at one point or another, and the phrase “road map” … Read More

3 Steps to Take If Your Work Isn’t Aligned with Your Purpose

Somewhere in midlife (and often before that), people begin to question some of the important aspects of their lives. Some question their romantic relationships. Some realize the importance of looking after their health and vitality. But for the most part, … Read More

5 Mindfulness Exercises to Reconnect with Intimacy

Get ready to get close. All relationships go through their ups and downs, and sustaining the initial feelings of happiness you experienced as you were first falling in love isn’t easy for most of us. That said, there are certainly … Read More

Reversing the Downward Spiral: Tapping into the Power of Positivity

I find it fascinating to watch an object rolling down a hill, gaining momentum exponentially. Having never taken a physics class, I can’t tell you anything about the mathematical formula behind that, but it is a phenomenon that I have … Read More

sustaining-motivation

8 Ways to Stay Motivated to Follow Through on Your Goals

You may have started setting your goals (congrats!)—and perhaps you’ve even begun the journey. But now, somewhere between the alluring summit and your current progress, you’re experiencing zigzags and hurdles that you never predicted. Your motivation begins to dwindle. Your dreams seem … Read More